The world can only meet its future food needs through innovation, including the use of agricultural biotechnology, Belfer Center development specialist Calestous Juma said in an address to graduates of McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Since their commercial debut in the mid-1990s, genetically designed crops have added about $100 billion to world crop output, avoided...

Researchers must consider food producers’ abilities to develop their own solutions, a conference has heard. Go to Source Tags: Innovation, agricultural, abilities ...

Smallholder farmers in the developing world face considerable challenges that keep many of them locked in poverty.  These challenges stem from a lack...

The world’s 450 million smallholder farmers represent a large – and largely unmet – opportunity for agricultural financing. As population growth and rising incomes create unprecedented demand for food, multinational companies increasingly rely on smallholders to secure their supply of agricultural commodities. As a result, smallholders present a compelling opportunity...

Abstract:  In this study we address the issue of access to drinking water in rural areas related to agricultural productivity performance. Considering an agricultural household model as our basic conceptual framework, we analyze the theoretical aspects of increasing the access rate to drinking water on agricultural productivity. Tags: areas, sample, rate, rural,...

Unprecedented volatility in agricultural markets has driven prices to historic highs, meaning that the old ways of defending territory no longer work. However, the volatility has created more than a few commercial opportunities. Go to Source Tags: commodity, capitalize, agricultural, volatility ...

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